Issue of May 14, 2017

Mt. Province

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Baguio getting P817 M CJH lease rental shares doubted

Baguio City’s wish to receive in full its rental shares of more than P800 million from the lease of Camp John Hay is taking forever to happen that one member of the city council is close to giving up.

VEGETABLE CAPITAL -- Crop rotation, one of the good agricultural practices by planting other plants like flowers after harvesting vegetables, which the family of Victoria Cortes implements in their farms in Atok, Benguet, is being encouraged by the Department of Agriculture, as studies show that crop rotation breaks the cycle of disease development and enhances the recycling of nutrients in the soil. Meanwhile, the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center is slowly being used following the launch of an area that will cater to carrot washers who will occupy 80 stalls in the facility. -- Harley Palangchao/Ofelia Empian

7 ex-BCDA executives post bail for libel raps

Kind, gentle, frugal, intelligent but down to earth, and a stickler for old Christian values as a person and honorable in his long, spotless stint as a public servant.
Seven former executives of Bases Conversion Development Authority posted bail after a Manila court issued warrants of arrest against them for libel, as the legal battle between them and Camp John Hay Development Corp. continues.
Sakura Park in Atok entails facilities, management plan
With the growing interest over the place where the sakura trees are planted in Paoay, Atok, Benguet, protective measures now have to be established in the area.
LT to regulate mushrooming trading areas
With the proliferation of various private vegetable trading centers in the capital town of Benguet, the municipal government of La Trinidad will soon regulate these business establishments.
The government’s war on drugs has its downsides, especially when lawless individuals use it to carry out their sinister acts such as robbery under the guise of anti-narcotics operation.
REFORMED -- Mayor Mauricio Domogan congratulates 83 former drug dependents and pushers during the awarding and recognition rites after they have completed the 36 module sessions under the integrated participatory community building program of the city government with the support of various religious groups, drug rehabilitation institutions, non-government units, and other concerned line agencies.
-- Bong Cayabyab
GRACING BINDIYAN FESTIVAL -- Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan and wife Cara grace the 10th Eco-Agritourism and Bindiyan Festival of Kabayan town recently. The municipal government and constituents thanked Cosalan for sourcing out funds for the major rehabilitation of the Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias Road, which has enhanced socio-economic activities in the municipality. -- Luz Madayag
PRESERVING CHICO RIVER -- A way to preserve the Chico River is by restoring and preserving the forest covers in the tri-boundaries of Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Benguet, according to Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Octavio Cuanso. The DENR is planning to establish a 53-kilometer trail  towards Mt. Kalawitan with the help of the community and the local government units, reforest mountain ridges, and make vegetable farms coexist with the remaining forest covers.
-- Ofelia Empian
FOR THE WIN -- Members of the Baguio City Nutrition Council led by City Health Officer Rowena Galpo briefs Mayor Mauricio Domogan for the May 15 presentation to the National Nutrition Evaluation Team hoping that Baguio would once again bag the National Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner on Nutrition Award in the Highly Urbanized City category, which the city won last year.
-- Bong Cayabyab
CULTURAL FESTIVAL -- Members of the University of the Cordillera’s flagship performing arts group “Saeng ya Kasay Cultural Ensemble” will take center stage during the university’s Cordilleran cultural festival dubbed “CORdeMAYO” on May 20. The event set on May 17 and 18 and May 20 is open to the public. -- Eros Goze
MAJOR CROP -- Farmers harvest cabbage in Paoay, Atok, Benguet, as the province remains to be the main producer of cabbage supplying almost 90 percent of the markets in the country. In 2014, the Cordillera produced 99, 520 metric tons of cabbage or 78.78 percent of the total 127,986 metric tons produced in the country that year.
-- Harley Palangchao
GLOBAL FIGURES -- The presence of national and international media during the Team Lakay Media Day at SM Mall of Asia Arena last week just proved that the Igorot fighters led by ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang have strong base followers in Asia and other parts of the globe. ONE Championship, meanwhile, has exceeded the TV ratings of UFC in Asia.
-- ONE photo

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